Bishop-Elect Michael BarberThe St. Patrick's Seminary & University Community congratulates Bishop-Elect  Micael C. Barber who is to be ordained at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland on May 25, 2013. Before heading to Boston and serving as spiritual director to the house of seminarians at St. John's Seminary, the then Father Barber served as a teacher of systermatic theology and directed the spiritual life programs of St. Patrick's Seminary & University. While serving Catholics in various priestly capacities the Bay Area, Bishop-Elect Barber also served as a chaplain within the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, which provides Catholic pastoral ministries and religious services to members of the U.S. armed forces and their families in 29 countires--with responsiblity for the pastoral care of over 1.8 million Catholics..

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio who now oversees the Archdiocese for Military Services  has continued to send military men considering a vocation to the priesthood to St. Patrick's Seminary for a discernment retreat each year.

The Vatican Radio press release announcing the Oakland Bishop-Elect's appointment by Pope Francis I can be found  here.